FROM THE GREEN CORNER
Do you have plans for EARTH DAY on April 22? There are many good events going on that help us appreciate our planet.
But did you know that the Anglican Communion recognizes a similar but much older celebration on April 25? It is called ROGATION DAY, and the earliest ceremonies were believed to have been practiced in the British Isles in the 7th century when farmers asked the priest to bless their newly planted crops.
Even then, people understood the vital need of healthy soil and God’s blessing for abundance. Take time to pray for the health of our planet during the upcoming week. Consider the many pressures upon our planet’s resources and how you can help.
Here are some ideas from Mercy2Earth, but you can work with your family to add your own!
Scroll down for more info on the many Earth Day events in the DC area this year.
Upon the produce of the earth send a blessing, O Lord.
Guide us into a sustainable future,
and give us the will to share the fruits of the world.
We ask in faith:
we ask you to hear us, good Lord.
2017 Global Warming Fact Sheet – Faith Climate Action Week
Faith Climate Action Guide – Faith Climate Action Week
How to Call Congress – National Resources Defense
Earth Day 2017 Events
- There will be an Earth Day/Support for Science presence in Washington on April 22, and a Climate Change march on April 29.
- For transportation to DC from Warrenton, you can go here or here
- Episcopal Church’s Statement on People’s Climate March
- For transportation, you can contact email@example.com or Ellie Clark at 540-675-3978 / firstname.lastname@example.org